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Prof. Marwan Kobeissi, Medicinal Chemistry, Best Researcher Award

Professor at Lebanese University, Lebanon


Prof. Marwan Kobeissi is a distinguished chemist with expertise in various areas of chemistry. He holds a Ph.D. from a prestigious university in the USA, awarded in 2013. Currently serving as a Professor of Organic Chemistry, he has made significant contributions to the field through his research and academic endeavors. Prof. Kobeissi has published numerous articles in renowned scientific journals, covering topics ranging from organic synthesis to materials science and anticancer research. His work has garnered recognition, including citations and awards, highlighting his impact on the scientific community. With a commitment to excellence in education and research, Prof. Kobeissi continues to inspire and mentor students while advancing knowledge in the field of chemistry.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Prof. Marwan Kobeissi’s educational background is as follows:

PhD in Chemistry (1998-2001)

DEA in Molecular Chemistry (1997-1998)

Master’s Degree in General Chemistry (1996-1997)

Bachelor’s Degree in General Chemistry (1994-1996): Institution: University of Rennes I, France.

DEUG A Physics-Chemistry (1992-1994): Institution: University of Rennes I, France.

Professional Experience:         

Prof. Marwan Kobeissi’s professional journey encompasses several significant roles and achievements:

In 2022, he served as a Visiting Professor at PCM2E, University of Tours, France.

Since 2017, Prof. Kobeissi has been the recipient of the “high level scientific stay” grant (SAFAR) from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Since 2014, he has been actively involved as the Coordinator of the research Master2 program in Synthesis, Catalysis, and Sustainable Chemistry (SCSCULFS5.2). Additionally, he is the Co-Founder of Rammal Laboratory and serves as the coordinator of the Applied Organic Chemistry research group (SOA)-ULFS5. Furthermore, he holds the position of Professor of Organic Chemistry at ULFS5.

In 2018, Prof. Kobeissi returned to PCM2E, University of Tours, France, as a Visiting Professor.

From 2015 to 2019, he assumed the role of Head of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department at the Lebanese University-ULFS5.

This diverse array of experiences highlights Prof. Marwan Kobeissi’s extensive contributions to academia, particularly in the fields of organic chemistry, catalysis, and sustainable chemistry, both in Lebanon and internationally.

Visiting Professor at PCM2E, University of Tours, France (December 2015). Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at ULFS5 (2007-2014). Assistant Professor of Chemistry at ULFS5 (2004-2007). Part-time Instructor at Lebanese American University (LAU) and Lebanese International University (LIU). Postdoctoral researcher at the Selective Reactions and Applications Laboratory, UMR 6519, University of Reims, France (2004-2007). His research focused on the use of the Petasis reagent in Organic Synthesis, preparation of functionalized enamines, and their application in the total synthesis of alkaloids under the supervision of Prof. A. Haudrechy. Postdoctoral researcher at the Natural Products Chemistry Institute, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (2003-2004). Here, he worked on the total synthesis of non-conventional amino acids for the preparation of marine peptides, along with structural studies and characterizations under the guidance of Drs. C. Poupat and A. Ahond. This comprehensive timeline illustrates Prof. Marwan Kobeissi’s academic and research journey, showcasing his significant contributions and expertise in organic chemistry and synthesis.

Research Interest:

Organic Synthesis: Developing novel synthetic methodologies for the efficient construction of complex organic molecules, natural products, and biologically active compounds.

Catalysis: Investigating the design and development of catalysts for organic transformations, including metal-catalyzed reactions, organocatalysis, and biocatalysis, with an emphasis on efficiency, selectivity, and sustainability.

Sustainable Chemistry: Exploring green and sustainable approaches to chemical synthesis, including the use of renewable resources, eco-friendly solvents, and environmentally benign reaction conditions.

Heterocyclic Chemistry: Studying the synthesis and functionalization of heterocyclic compounds, such as pyrroles, pyridines, and indoles, for applications in medicinal chemistry and materials science.

Natural Products Chemistry: Investigating the isolation, structural elucidation, and synthesis of natural products from various sources, including marine organisms, plants, and microorganisms, with potential pharmaceutical and agrochemical applications.

Medicinal Chemistry: Designing and synthesizing small molecules with therapeutic potential, including drug candidates for the treatment of cancer, infectious diseases, and neurological disorders.

Total Synthesis: Undertaking the total synthesis of complex natural products and bioactive molecules to explore their chemical reactivity, biological activity, and potential therapeutic applications.

Publication Top Noted:

Cyclopentadithiophene and Fluorene Spiro-Core-Based Hole-Transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells

  • Authors: R. Nakar, F.J. Ramos, C. Dalinot, J. Rousset, B. Schmaltz
  • Journal: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 123
  • Citation count: 17

Synthesis and Anticancer Activity of Gold Porphyrin Linked to Malonate Diamine Platinum Complexes

  • Authors: I. Toubia, C. Nguyen, S. Diring, M. Kobeissi, F. Odobel
  • Journal: Inorganic Chemistry
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 58
  • Citation count: 28

A convenient one-pot synthesis of polysubstituted pyrroles from N-protected succinimides

  • Authors: M. Kobeissi, O. Yazbeck, Y. Chreim
  • Journal: Tetrahedron Letters
  • Year: 2014
  • Volume: 55
  • Citation count: 12

Bromination of enamines from tertiary amides using the Petasis reagent: A convenient one-pot regioselective route to bromomethyl ketones

  • Authors: M. Kobeissi, K. Cherry, W. Jomaa
  • Journal: Synthetic Communications
  • Year: 2013
  • Volume: 43
  • Citation count: 2

Synergetic anticancer activity of gold porphyrin appended to phenyl tin malonate organometallic complexes

  • Authors: C. Nguyen, I. Toubia, S. Diring, M. Kobeissi, F. Odobel
  • Journal: Dalton Transactions
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 50
  • Citation count: 12



Marwan Kobeissi | Medicinal Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

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